- May 24, 2020
The head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales has called for “a bit more sensitivity from the government” when it comes to the issue of opening churches for prayer and worship, and said the way Catholics use their churches means they could be opened safely earlier than some other faith communities.
After receiving high ratings, a BBC documentary on the Pontifical Scots College is being made available online for an extended period. “Priest School” aired on BBC Scotland on April 19 and received the highest audience for any digital channel in Scotland – 80,000 people and an 8 percent share.
For the upcoming PBS special “Inside the Vatican,” a crew from the BBC spent a year going inside talking with clerics and laity doing jobs of importance — including the gardeners and the “pietrini,” the crew that keeps St. Peter’s Basilica spotless.
Pope Francis told a gay British comedian that “it doesn’t matter who you are or how you live your life, you do not lose your dignity.”
A statement from the Archdiocese of Bombay says a BBC report on Cardinal Oswald Gracias about clerical sexual abuse did not give the full story on his response to an allegation against a priest of the archdiocese.
On Dec 30, the Flight into Egypt will be the basis of a choral service airing on BBC Radio 4 in Britain involving the JRS UK Refugee Gospel Choir.